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Pronouncing Shakespeare's Words : A Guide from A to Zounds / Dale F. Coye.

  • Author

    Coye, Dale F.,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William 1564-1616 Language Glossaries, etc.

    English language Early modern, 1500-1700 Pronunciation Dictionaries

Contents: Preface -- Pronunciation Key -- Abbreviations -- Introduction; Using the Guide -- Altering Modern Pronunciation to Fit the Verse -- A Pronouncing Guide to the Plays and Poems -- The Plays -- The Poems -- Appendix A: Common Words with More than One Standard Pronunciation in Today's English -- Appendix B: Some Archaic Forms in Riverside and Their Modern Equivalents -- Appendix C: The Vowel Systems of North American and British English -- Appendix D: Special Notes on Selected Words and Word Endings; Appendix E: Pronunciation in Elizabethan England; References -- Index of Words.